Honeywell has opened its first aviation service centre in Latin America in São José dos Campos, a city located 94 km from the state capital. On site, the company will offer services such as aircraft parts replacement, repair and overhaul.
“The new Honeywell service and maintenance centre is one of the few places prepared to offer specialised support to companies in the industry, including the executive, commercial, defence and general aviation segments,” says VP and general manager for Latin America Laurent Memvielle.
“This launch is an important step toward the expansion of the company's operations in Brazil, where we aim to develop more facilities and meet our customers' demands quickly and efficiently.”
São José dos Campos was chosen for its history in the aviation market and the proximity of Embraer and the city of São Paulo, besides other urban centres in the southeast region where the main airlines in the country are located. The service and maintenance centre is in a 500 sqm area in the Technological Park of São José dos Campos.
Aerospace is one of Honeywell's four business units and has been responsible for aviation innovations such as the first autopilot flight control and the first commercial weather radar system. In total, the company's portfolio has 84 product lines that focus on creating more economical, practical and environmentally friendly aircraft.
In a meeting held with investors at the Spanish embassy in early June, Infrastructure Minister Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas commented on the strong growth potential of the domestic market. He stressed that Brazil, today the sixth-largest aviation market in the world, could grow to become the third largest.